Clinton Foundation admits donor disclosure mistakes, promises changes

By Thor Benson Contact the Author   |  April 26, 2015 at 4:44 PM
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WASHINGTON, April 26 (UPI) -- The Clinton Foundation has released a statement regarding its donor disclosures, admitting some mistakes were made and ensuring they will be fixed.

"When Hillary Clinton was appointed Secretary of State, we took unprecedented steps to avoid potential conflicts of interest by going above and beyond what is required of any philanthropy and instituted voluntarily annual disclosure of all of our donors on our website," the Clinton Foundation's acting CEO, Maura Pally, wrote in a statement. "We made mistakes, as many organizations of our size do, but we are acting quickly to remedy them, and have taken steps to ensure they don't happen in the future."

The statement focuses on the foundation's accomplishments, such as helping students, fighting climate change and lowering the price of HIV/AIDS drugs. It also defines the "mistakes."

"Our total revenue was accurately reported on each year's form – our error was that government grants were mistakenly combined with other donations," it says.

The foundation's frequently asked questions section says there has been no under or over-reporting of foreign donations, which the foundation relies on for efforts in foreign countries.

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